Cronin backs Malema

SACP deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin has thrown his weight behind ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's call for the nationalisation of mines.

SACP deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin has thrown his weight behind ANC Youth League president Julius Malema's call for the nationalisation of mines.

He also dismissed ANC general secretary Gwede Mantashe's utterances about the proposed nationalisation of mines.

In this week's edition of Cosatu's online publication, Umsebenzi, Cronin says: "Some comrades have tried to argue against Malema on the grounds that the Freedom Charter nowhere actually uses the word 'nationalisation'.

"This is literally true, but frankly it's not a very convincing argument.

"As Malema puts it: 'They are talking English, not politics'."

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